February 18 2012 12:49AM
"Rather than spit some outsider gibberish about what we think about the trade deadline we asked friend of the Nation Brian Sutherby - veteran of 460 NHL games and a fella who has been traded twice - what its like to go through the deadline as an NHL player.
It's kinda like cheating on a test. Why learn math when we can ask the smartest kid in the class to take the test for us? That's good thinkin' right there.
The rest of this article is all him as they say* But we take all the credit for forcing him to write it with all the threatening BBMs that we have sent that arrive in the middle of the night due to the time difference.
Classic." - Wanye
February 17 2012 02:47PM
Mike Davies and the Wolves just keep on rollin'
(Photo: Chris Jerina/AHL in Photos)
After a bit of a hiatus following the AHL All Star Game, your favourite Chicago Wolves feature is back!
In the past week the Wolves played three times, picking up two wins. That continues their hot 2012; they've now got 12 wins in 18 games since the beginning of the year.
February 17 2012 12:09PM
The Good and the Bad of this past week.
It's Friday. So we close out the "Week That Was" with our latest volume of... "Cheers and Jeers!"
This week, I scold Marchand and idiot Canucks fans (it seems like they go hand-in-hand now), and wrap things up in regulation by applauding Luongo and playing hockey for a great cause.
February 17 2012 08:47AM
Vigneault, the twins and their teammates are putting together a second straight season to remember.
Much was said about the Vancouver Canucks setting franchise records with 54 victories and 117 points last season. With a 17-1-2 stretch from late November through late January, and a 12-1 roll in March a year ago - the Canucks were doing things no team in the franchise’s 40-year history had ever accomplished. And it all added up to an NHL best record and the first President’s Trophy in the hockey club’s history. But you know all of that. You also know that when the final buzzer sounded on June 15th, none of that mattered.
Read on past the jump!
February 16 2012 08:50PM
The church Milan Lucic's family attends in Vancouver was vandalized (photo came via his girlfriend's twitter account).
8 months and one day ago, the Canucks were defeated in game seven of the Stanley Cup Final at the hands of Milan Lucic and the Boston Bruins. Yet it was only today, nearly 250 days later, that the first "Stanley Cup" rioter Ryan DIckinson, was sentenced to 17 months in jail. Today should've marked a step towards closure, a milestone along the path to putting that ugly moment in the history of the city and in the history of the Canucks and their fans in the rearview mirror. Instead, there's a new stain on the reputation of the city and the fan-base.